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A lot of us are made up of online bants and Twitter threads TBH.
We scream and salute legit hustles and hardwork on social media streets, but offline you hear what someone is doing to make ends meet and you go “So na wetin him dey do?” You sneer and go “really?”
A lot of people go online, scream legit hustle, bash the hell out of yahoo boys and sex workers ( not endorsing any of them by the way) but still look down on legit hustles as long as it’s not paying 150k and above.
I was talking with someone the other day and she said “it’s security guard that her father is doing ooo”
I was like “ehn ehn isn’t that what he’s using to take care of his family? Should she now walk in rags because of that?”
Because I dress well and my background doesn’t tick as well to do for society, does that mean I should wear rags?
We need to stop this clownery seriously and stop shaming the legitimate work that people involve themselves in. Am I saying we shouldn’t aspire to acquire and require? No, but we should learn to stop shaming people because of the legitimate businesses/jobs they do that doesn’t seem “acceptable enough”.
For everyone doing menial legitimate jobs, please trod on and press on. E go better.
And this attitude of motivational speaker on social media and world’s biggest pessimist in real life needs to stop. And please don’t tell me that you online and you in real life are two different people, I might just think you have a mental illness.
We will scream legit hustles online and also mean it offline because to Jesus be our glory dears.
Meanwhile, I was reflecting and I realized I haven’t written any creative/ fictious story this year, so I started a self imposed writing challenge on IG yesterday for the next 1 week.
Have you ever had a conversation that was based on hustle shaming?
What do you think of the statement “My tweets/social media posts are not me”?
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